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Dr. Caren Reaves

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Denton, TX
25 years experience female

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Denton, TX

Address

2805 S. Mayhill Rd, Denton, TX
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Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

168 Answers
135 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Many possibilities: Could be fibrocystic breast disease, premenstrual tenderness, or side effect of meds. Cut out caffeine and if this doesn't resolve, see your provider.... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
As soon as you want: You will not cause any harm with an orgasm, even immediately post op, as long as there is no vaginal penetration involved.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Masturbation is a healthy, normal part of sexuality. It can help you learn what feels good to you so you can communicate better with your partner. Th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: There is no relation to the development of fibroids and someone's sex life. There is a strong genetic component to the risk of developing fibroids.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
You'll be fine: Metronidazole vaginal cream is actually treatment of choice for BV while pregnant. No worries!
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: Most people have periods every 26-30 days, which often explains why you might have 2 periods in a given calendar month.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
1 hour, 10 movements: You should have at least one hour in 24 where you feel about 10 movements. Note that i didn't say every hour....Babies have sleep cycles. If you don'... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: Usually pain occurs when they rupture and release follicular fluid and they may bleed a little. Sometimes, if a cyst is large enough, it can predispos... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Pregnant?: I recommend you take a pregnancy test to see if pregnant. If not, wait another week or so and see if you get your period.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Poor lung developmnt: The fluid is what the fetus "breathes" and helps the lungs develop normally. Severely decreased amniotic fluid can prevent the lungs from growing, dev... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Fills uterus: If a woman never has a period she needs no be evaluated for several things. The most common is an imperforate hymen where the blood can't come out if... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Possibly: Cloudy urine by itself is not likely to be an infection. If you have fever, pain above your pubic bone or along your flanks, burning when you pee, or ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Anesthesia: Unless a surgery is a true emergency, your doctor won't put you at risk with anesthesia and an over active thyroid. Your doctor put your safety first ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Possible polyp: A cervical polyp is a possible cause of bleeding after sex. A cervical infection could also cause bleeding, but usually more like spotting. See your... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Possibly: Taking only 3 pills did not give you enough time to be protected. Use condoms for the first pack of pills and you'll have to wait to see if you miss a... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: That really depends on her body type and starting weight. For an average build and normal weight woman, most will start to obviously show by about 14-... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yeast doesn't smell: Yeast infections usually don't have an odor with them. You could have a vaginal infection that requires treatment. Please see your provider for evalua... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Its often common to pass vaginal mucous or discharge when you urinate and then will see "strings" of it in the toilet. Just mention to your doc so the... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: There is really no way to remove the coils. It was a permanent procedure. I recommend you visit with an infertility specialist to discuss your options... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Viral syndrome?: Sounds like you might have been infected with some sort of virus before arriving in bermuda. Push fluids and seek medical attention if you develop a f... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Not because of hyst: Not because of a hysterectomy, but you certainly could be experiencing a sinus infection coincidentally during your post op period. Visit with your pc... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Sometimes: It is often normal to have these sensations as the baby is pressing on your bladder, but it could be a sign of a uti.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Possible infection: This is often a symptom of either a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. See your provider for them to do an evaluation and get you the correct tre... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Pregnancy test: Please take a pregnancy test! if it is positive you are at increased risk of an ectopic or tubal pregnancy. This can be life threatening if not addres... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: This is absolutely normal with mitena and one of the reasons it is sometimes used for women who have heavy periods. You may get to a point where you h... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Call your surgeon: You should contact your surgeon if you are feeling worse. At this point you should be feeling better.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
OTC : An over the counter yeast treatment for women will be fine. Only apply externally and if it doesn't clear then see your pedi.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Less than 1 hour: This usually takes less than one hour but recovery takes several weeks. There are several minimally invasive options such as davinci assisted and lapa... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Perimenopause: Talk to your provider about the options of using hormonal methods such as birth control, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, or in office procedure such ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Contact: Herpes is a virus and is spread by contact, either with fingers or other body parts. Kissing, oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, touching, etc.
A member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: Evaluation of a breast mass depends on many factors such as age and family history. Eval may include mammogram, ultrasound, mri, and biopsy. Only her... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Possible ovulation: The period trackers and temp methods to follow ovulation are really difficult to use if you have irregular periods. I'd recommend you see your gyn for... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Think in weeks: We discuss everything about pregnancy in terms of weeks as it is much more precise than months. A pregnancy is 40 weeks (10 months) long from the firs... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yeast infection: Likely yeast infection. Try over the counter yeast treatment and see provider if no improvement.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
See doc: Have you had a work up for recurrent miscarriage? If not, there are some tests which might prove helpful to determine the reason for your losses. Depe... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Possibly/possibly no: A reassurance of normal fetal health is 10 movements in 1 hour during 24 hour period. If youre not having that many, then go to labor and deliver to ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: Some are safe and some are not. Be sure to let your dentist know you are breast feeding so they can prescribe the best one for you.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
About 5-6 weeks: Most people start experiencing symptoms around 5-6 weeks of pregnancy. That's about 3-4 weeks after your missed period.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: While there are certainly some herbal preparations that might have a mild birth control effect, none are strong enough or consistent enough to dependa... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Discomforts of preg: Try a belly support band, warm bath, or heating pad for some relief.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Heavy periods: An ablation is a treatment for heavy, painful periods. It is an excellent minimally invasive, non-hormonal option for someone who is done with childbe... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: It would be best to do in a well ventilated space and to use liquid stain instead of aerosol sprays. Wearing gloves would be beneficial.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Take your meds: Continue to take your meds as prescribed by your providers. Pregnancy can affect what doses are required to maintain normal levels and your dose may n... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Enjoy a spa day! the only concern about overheating is if you are in something that maintains a constant, elevated temp such as a hot tub. A bath that... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: The temperature of your food will not affect your pregnancy.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Exercise/Eat well: Exercise and eat well! walking and swimming are fantastic exercises during pregnancy. Remember that you are not eating for 2! your baby only requires ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Quitting, or at least cutting down, is the only way to lessen the effects.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: It depends on many factors including the experience of your doctor and the ability of your local hospitals to manage multiples. Many docs are quite ca... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: Any activity that has a high potential to fall is generally not recommended during pregnancy. After about 12 weeks the uterus is no longer protected b... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: Amikacin is a pregnancy category d drug, meaning there is positive evidence of human fetal risk. In lactation, safety is unknown.

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Dr. Caren Reaves is a kind, caring person and an excellent physician. I would trust her to take care of my own family.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Reaves is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Reaves is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I did as you advised & they discovered a MASSIVE abdominal abscess containing MRSA. Required abdominal port & antibiotics for 3 months!
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Thank you very much how would you switch over to another birth control do you take it the same Sunday you get it
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had this done and had an odor.Turned out, was BV and yeast infection

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 1997MD

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